When it comes to your fall porch and home decor, are you using your gourd? In other words, are you using all those fabulous fall gourds in you decorating? You should, because gourds are amazing! They’re each so unique and fun that there’s no reason not to put them to use in both your fall porch and home decor.
Fall Porch And Home Decor Ideas For Gourds
What Are Gourds?
Gourds are part of the cucurbitaceae family of plants that produce fruits. Incidentally, these fruits also include pumpkins and squash. Generally, the hard shelled fruits of plants in this family are the gourds, while softer-skinned and edible fruits are squashes and pumpkins. There is a Bitter Gourd which is edible, but gourds are used mainly for decor.
Did you know that gourds have been around for centuries? Gourds that were hollowed out and used for water and cooking vessels have been discovered in numerous archaeological digs. They’ve also been used for tools, musical instruments, and religious objects. Gourds really are quite fascinating!
Amazon has an assortment of natural and faux gourds for all your fall decor needs!
How To Use Gourds In Fall Porch And Home Decor
Here is an amazing example of using gourds in home decor. These richly painted gourds in varying shapes and sizes are perfect for fall decor. Hang an assortment of gourds from a wooden rod to make an interesting piece of wall art.
One of the easiest ways to use gourds in fall porch and home decor is just to choose a variety of your favorites. Then grab a wooden crate or rustic basket, and use it to display your gourds. Include a few faux fall leaves in rich colors. This display is perfect for fall porch decor, or inside as a dining table centerpiece.
More Ways To Use Gourds In Fall Decor
An assortment of large gourds and pumpkins is a simple way to deck your fall porch. Even if you use nothing else, your porch still screams fall!
Choose a favorite gourd and include it in a grouping with pillar candles and your favorite houseplant. All you need is a pretty tray to hold it all. This gourd is one of my favorites. It’s been converted to an amazing oil lamp!
Small gourds look fabulous paired up with apples, pears, berries and fall leaves on a festive fall wreath.
For more fall decorating ideas, fall under the spell of this magical fall porch decor!